We are now in the penultimate month of the year, and for the Thoracic Society this sparks the beginning of the busy lead up to our national conference. The Research Sub-committee is in full swing reviewing award applications, the SIG convenors are reviewing abstract submissions, and our conference organisers are ensuring the sessions are programmed smoothly to present your research in the best way possible. For 2020, we are expecting another large conference, having received approximately 440 submissions. Details are gradually being added to the TSANZSRS site and the early program is now visible. Early bird registration is available until the 18th of January, 2020.
Thanks to the many who recently submitted award applications. We would like to highlight that a number of awards are still open and some have been extended – please look below or on our website to find out more information.
We hope you enjoy this edition of your Research Roundup!
Prof Sandra Hodge
Chair, Research Sub-Committee
Thoracic Society Awards
There are three Thoracic Society Awards open:
- TSANZ and National Asthma Council Australia Asthma and Airways Career Development Fellowship – closes 10 December 2019
- Maurice Blackburn Grant-in-Aid for Occupational Lung Disease – closes 10 December 2019
- Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust 2020 Innovation Grant – closes 10 December 2019
Lund Foundation Australia Research Awards
- Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship – extended to 15 November 2019
To download application documents, click here.
How to participate
Follow the links above to access each award application form and download the information sheet.
Please email the TSANZ Awards Coordinator with any questions, comments or enquires.
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TSANZ Webinar Series
“Tracheostomy tubes and principles of management” with Gavin Fahey
Event Date: Thursday, 14th of November 2019
Time: 2:30pm AEDT
Duration: 45 minutes
A presentation covering anatomy and physiology, tube selection, principles of nursing and emergency management.
Only limited places available! Don’t miss out!
The presenter: Gavin Fahey
Gavin Fahey currently works as Senior Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) at Northern Health (NH) leading a team of Respiratory CNCs who since 2018 have collectively contributed to acquisition and management of oxygen services across NH, development of a 4-bed Respiratory Care Unit caring for patients with severe respiratory failure, and improving lung mass services incorporating development of Victoria’s first Specialist Ambulatory Pleural Service. Gavin’s experience includes working within both the Victorian Respiratory Support Service and Tracheostomy and Management Service (Austin Health) utilising his experience and advanced understanding of tracheostomy and ventilation management within the acute and outpatients setting.
CLICK HERE to register!
Missed out on a webinar?
The videos from our previous webinars are now available for on-demand viewing. For more information, please CLICK HERE!
Respirology – Editor’s Choice
Respirology Issue 24.11 November 2019
Nasal high-flow therapy compared with non-invasive ventilation in COPD patients with chronic respiratory failure: A randomized controlled cross-over trial
Steven McKinstry, Joseph Singer, Jan Pieter Baarsma, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley, James Fingleton
Nasal High Flow therapy in use
BMPR2-expressing bone marrow-derived endothelial-like progenitor cells alleviate pulmonary arterial hypertension in vivo
Rebecca L. Harper, Suzanne Maiolo, Rebekah J. Ward, Jemma Seyfang, Michaelia P. Cockshell, Claudine S. Bonder, Paul N. Reynolds
Putative mechanism of cell therapy upregulating BMPR2 in pulmonary vessels via release of exosomes
New Zealand Respiratory Research Review Issue 164
Australian COPD Research Review Issue 49
Research Project and Survey Requests
Competitive Grants of Up To $1 Million To Turn Medical Discoveries Into Clinical Reality (Fed)
Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, says cutting edge researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $1 million from the Morrison Government to develop their breakthrough medical devices to improve patient care.
The third round of funding from the Government’s $45 million BioMedTech (MBT) Horizons initiative, funded by our landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will open on 15 October.
EOI applications open: Tuesday, 15 October 2019.
Closing Date: Monday, 16 December 2019
Click here for further details
Workshops and Conferences
Dear TSANZ Members,
Lung Foundation Australia, with the support of nursing members of the Australia and New Zealand – Lung Cancer Nurse Forum, invite you to the next workshop in the series: Treatment Modalities and Management of a Stage 3 NSCLC Patient workshop, in Hobart on Friday 29 November 2019.
These workshops are open to nurses and allied health with an interest in working with and caring for people with lung cancer.
Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Cancer Support Centre, Royal Hobart Hospital, 48 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000
Program: Medical experts including nurses, medical oncology and radiation oncology specialists, and allied health professionals will discuss the management of a Stage III unresectable lung cancer patient.
More information about the agenda and speakers are coming soon. Please see our website for up to date information on this workshop.
Workshops are free to attend and you will be provided with a certificate for your hours of learning.
Please RSVP by Friday 22 November 2019. Registrations are essential for seating and catering purposes. For more information on the event, please visit our website here.
For further queries, please contact our information and support centre freecall on 1800 654 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you on the day!
Lung Foundation Australia
Can you help TSANZ make a difference?
Your support makes a difference, and helps us continue to provide funding for research and our TSANZ awards. If you would like to support our work, you can leave a tax deductible donation of your choice in our areas of need.
1. Making a donation to our Benevolent Fund
The Benevolent Fund supports projects aimed at improving the respiratory health care of individuals who are in a setting where health care resources and delivery are poor.
CLICK HERE to make a donation or by filling out the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au.
2. Making a donation to support research
With your support, we can continue to support Australia and New Zealand’s most significant and cutting edge respiratory health research, and benefit Australians and New Zealanders suffering from lung disease.
Please CLICK HERE to make a donation or by filling out the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au.
3. Establishing a named award
For significant donations of above $10,000 AUD, a TSANZ award can be established in your name. Please call the TSANZ office on +61 2 9222 6200.
4. Leave TSANZ a gift in your will
If you are interested in supporting TSANZ in the future, one way to do so is to leave TSANZ a gift in your will. Any support is greatly appreciated and will leave a lasting legacy.
If interested, please notify us by ticking the box on the Support TSANZ form. Once you have completed the form, please email TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au. Alternatively, please call the TSANZ Office on +61 2 9222 6200.
5. TSANZ New Zealand Branch Incorporated
New Zealand members are reminded that you are also able to make a tax deductible donation directly to the NZ branch. You can assist the NZ branch to provide services to members across NZ. If you make a payment via electronic funds transfer (EFT), please notify the TSANZ office so that we can arrange a receipt.
CLICK HERE to make a donation.
Thank you for your continued support of TSANZ